German Professor and Advisor
Office: (269) 387-3006
Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 4:45 to 5:45 p.m.
And by appointment
414 Sprau Tower, Mail Stop 5338
Department of World Languages and Literatures
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5338 USA
Ph.D., German Literature, University of Michigan, 1995
M.A., Comparative Literature, University of Michigan, 1989
B.A. (summa cum laude), Classics, Western Michigan University, 1987
Peter Blickle received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1995. He is the author of two scholarly books, one in English, Heimat: A Critical Theory of the German Idea of Homeland (Camden House 2002), and one in German, Maria Beig und die Kunst der scheinbaren Kunstlosigkeit (Maria Beig and the Art of Appearing Primitive, Edition Isele 1997). His book on Heimat (home, homeland) has established itself as one of the standard works on this German concept. He is also the author of two novels, Blaulicht im Nebel (Ambulance in Fog, Edition Isele 2002) and Von einer Liebe zur andern (From Love to Love, Edition Isele 2011). He translated Rosina Lippi's novel Homestead into German (Im Schatten der Drei Schwestern, Rowohlt/Wunderlich 2002); and together with Jaimy Gordon, he translated Maria Beig's novel Lost Weddings into English (Persea Books 1990). For his creative works in German, he received the Irseer Pegasus Award (2004), the Robert L. Kahn Poetry Award (2007), and the Geertje Potash Prose Prize (2009).